The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Police Blotter

March 9, 2013

ASHTABULA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

• A man told Ashtabula County sheriff’s deputies his ex-landlord tossed his belongings in the yard and then set them on fire Thursday afternoon.

The victim said he was recently evicted from a Cox Road residence in Windsor Township, but some of his property remained in the premises. His ex-landlord forced open the door, grabbed the belongings, tossed them on the lawn and set them ablaze, deputies said.

• A Jefferson woman alerted deputies to a telephone scam Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

On Tuesday, the woman received a phone call from a man identifying himself as a bank official who told her she was in line to receive a $7,800 government grant after she pays a $250 “security deposit.” Suspecting a scam, the woman eventually hung up, but not before obtaining a call-back number. A deputy dialed the number, and was connected to a man in India who told him to send the money to an address in that country.

• A man lost $100 from an automatic teller machine last week when he was momentarily distracted by another man at an Ashtabula Township convenience store, deputies said.

The victim told deputies he was using the ATM at Sheetz on Route 20 when another man standing nearby told him a certain lottery ticket seems to be lucky lately. The victim went to buy tickets, forgetting to retrieve the cash from the ATM. When he returned to the machine, the money was gone, according to a report.

Store surveillance cameras showed the man who offered the lottery ticket tip took the money when the victim was distracted, deputies said. The suspect drove away in an orange, later-model Mitsubishi Eclipse, video cameras showed. The suspect is white, stands about six feet tall, weighs around 200 pounds with short hair and a goatee, and was wearing a black leather coat and dark jeans, deputies said.

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  • ASHTABULA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

    • A burglary was reported in the 4900 block of New London Road in Geneva Township on March 26.

    April 16, 2014

  • ASHTABULA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    • Two men with warrants out of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office were arrested at Austinburg Road and West 64th Street at 12:24 a.m. Friday.
     

    April 16, 2014

  • ASHTABULA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    • K-9 Officer Basco helped with a traffic stop at the corner of Center Street and Main Avenue at 12:11 a.m. Thursday. He alerted to a drug odor coming from the vehicle and discovered rolling papers. The passengers admitted to using marijuana before getting into the vehicle.
     

    April 12, 2014

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    ASHTABULA
    • A theft from a vehicle while parked in the 1500 block of Harbor Avenue was reported at 12:09 a.m. Wednesday.
     

    February 15, 2014

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    SHERIFF
    • Vandalism was reported in the 5500 block of Route 6 in Andover Township on Dec. 30.

    January 21, 2014

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    SHERIFF
    • A theft was reported in the 3500 block of North Ridge Road E. in Ashtabula Township on Jan. 4.

     

    January 16, 2014

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    • City police assisted the Ashtabula County Sheriff deputies with a landlord-tenant dispute at 1350 E. 27th St. at 11:35 a.m. Friday.

    January 1, 2014

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    ASHTABULA
    • A suspicious vehicle was reported at 412 W. 30th St. at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, resulting in the vehicle being towed for being abandoned.

    December 21, 2013

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    • A theft was reported in the 2600 block of W. Prospect Road in Saybrook Township on Oct. 14.

    October 31, 2013

  • LOCAL POLICE REPORTS

    • Tools were reported stolen late Sunday afternoon from a Center Road property, police said.

    October 2, 2013

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